HARTFORD, Conn. – According to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Connecticut is “moving
in the right direction” in a struggle to decrease crime rate shown
by the new statistics.
On Tuesday, data was made public by the administration which showed a decrease
in the number of individuals who have been taken into custody for different
crimes. The data also showed a reduction in jail admissions during the
first six months of this year. The number of crimes is lower this year
as compared to the number of crimes that were committed in the same time
period of 2014.
The total number of individuals taken into custody statewide decreased
9.3 percent from last year. The percentage of individuals who are in lock-ups
reduced 3.2 percent from the previous year.
The Department of Correction told last week that it was closing 204 jail
beds at the Bridgeport Correctional Center.
According to Malloy’s prediction, who is a Democrat, there will be
further improvements in the rate of crime due to his Second Chance Society
legislation, which makes efforts to give non-violent criminals more chances
to get back into the community.
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